Cauliflower Fried Rice

So, The Man of mine is a genius.

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I even sent him a text message with the above picture attached saying “you’re a frickin genius!” Except that my stupid phone autocorrected it to “you’re a flickin genius!” Dude. Is “flickin” even a word? Really, autocorrect?

Anyway.

So, I had a half of a head of cauliflower left over from making my stuffed peppers, and my refrigerator was starting to look like Mother Hubbard’s cupboard (read: bare). As usual, I was whining to The Man about not knowing what to make with the leftover cauliflower, and he didn’t even hesitate.

Cauliflower Fried Rice.

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Who knew it was so easy to make fried rice?! I searched a few recipes online to get ideas, and then went home and created my own based on what I already had in my fridge…which wasn’t a lot. But it was enough to make a pretty awesome dinner!

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Yeah – that’s basically what I had left in my fridge, along with the cauliflower. The peas you see are what was left of my sugar snap peas from the farmers market the other week – in a moment of genius, I shelled the peas, diced my carrots, onion, and garlic, and that’s it! It was a snap – no pun intended. 😉

And unlike my stuffed peppers from yesterday – this recipe was also a snap! I sauteed the onions and garlic until they were translucent, then I added the peas and carrots (Jenny and me was like peas and carrots again…augh! I so need to go watch Forrest Gump) and sauteed the vegetables until they were tender – about 7 minutes or so.

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Once they were good to go, I tossed in my cauliflower rice – it was about two cups, if I had to guess. I stirred it all to combine and added a couple of tablespoons of coconut aminos for flavor…

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And I added in a lightly beaten egg! I have to admit – once I added the egg I was a little worried it would clump together and be weird, but as long as you lightly combine everything with your spatula, it totally works! I was actually really impressed – I thought I had ruined the entire thing.

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Brilliant. This was a perfect quick and easy summer dinner – and a surefire way to get rid of some of the veggies in your fridge! A lot of the recipes I saw called for frozen vegetables, but I think the fresh probably taste way better. And have I mentioned it was super simple?

Enjoy!

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9 thoughts on “Cauliflower Fried Rice

  1. I’m LOVING the cauliflower rice. I know you don’t eat beans, but I adore my legumes and no one is prying them from my hands…. rice and beans is a huge staple for me. So yesterday I made cauliflower rice to pair with my black beans, and it was great! I don’t miss the rice at all!

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